IPV6Day LogoWorld IPv6 day, scheduled for June 8, 2011, is a global-scale test flight of IPv6 sponsored by the Internet Society. On World IPv6 Day, major web companies and other industry players will come together to enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours. Yahoo! will participate in World IPv6 Day with www.yahoo.com dual-stacked for 24hrs on June 8th globally. Some smartphones may have trouble reaching us that day. Read more about IPV6 on Yodel Anecdotal.
- Kelvin Ling | YDN Blog – Thu, May 26, 2011 12:48 AM EDT
Links for a partly rainy day in May:
- The 10 commandments of good source-control management.
- Ten pounds of gummi bears were used to create this video of Tetris rendered with gummy bears.
- Use Codesnipp.it to follow your favorite developers, share your code, and find coding help.
- In defense of CSS hacks, a guide to CSS hacks for IE.
- View Flickr's most interesting images in 3D space using TiltViewer.
- How to write unmaintainable code.
- Textify lets you visualize images using HTML text.
- Rendering 3D objects with CSS3 using dom3d.Read More »from 10 commandments, gummy bear Tetris, code-sharing, Super Mario Bros, 3D objects, and CSS hacks
Six months ago we started something big with the launch of Yahoo! Mail Beta. Since then a lot has happened. Millions of users have opted in, dozens of improvements have been released and thousands of issues have been reported (and fixed!). All of that has gone into making what we have today: a product ready for prime time.
In this post I want to give an updated look at the technology that has gone into this release. As always theres too much to cram into a single blog post so Ill touch on some of the highlights and particularly the ones that work directly toward our three main goals for the new Yahoo! Mail: Faster, Safer and Easier to use.
The main goal for the new Yahoo! Mail has always been speed and this new version is twice as fast as any of our former products. A huge amount of work has gone into making that a reality. Let me briefly recap my last post on the topic then cover some additional work weve done.
- Avni Khatri | YDN Blog – Fri, May 20, 2011 9:00 PM EDT
Yahoo! travel scholarship available for a women computer science student
Were excited to announce that Yahoo! will once again fund one female university student up to US$800 to attend the RHOK event. Any full-time female university student who is able to attend the event in Seattle, in person, may enter the competition.
To enter, write a short paragraph of no more than 250 words about why you want to change the world. Submit your entry by email by midnight PST on May 27, 2011.
Please hurry and apply now — a winner will be selected by May 31st, and will be notified shortly thereafter.
A bit of background: Grace Hopper Conference and RHoK Chicago
Back in the fall, participants in the Open Source for Good panel at the the 2010 Grace Hopper Conference, threw down a 20% challenge for women engineers: Represent! The challenge was for the upcoming December 2010 Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) participation to consist of 20% women.
As one of the instigators of challenge, Yahoo! fundedRead More »from Apply now: Seeking woman CS student to attend June RHoK in Seattle
- Kelvin Ling | YDN Blog – Thu, May 19, 2011 4:11 PM EDT
Here's a cornucopia of cool and useful links -- fun and games plus tips and tools:
- A tool to convert images to html/css.
- Anatomy of a mashup: Definitive Daft Punk visualized.
- 15 most influential men in web design.
- Ten interesting uses of modern web technologies: HTML5 in the wild.
- WorldTimeBuddy is designed to be the easiest way to lookup times around the world.
- An introduction to CSS3 keyframe animations.
- A useful user-agent/bot simulation tool.
- "3 Dreams of Black" is an interactive film by Chris Milk and people at Google that showcases the creative potential of WebGL. (Requires the Chrome browser.)
- Skeleton, a beautiful boilerplate for responsive, mobile-friendly development.
- Meta, meta, meta: Infographic on infographics.
- Use the Google Maps plugin for jQuery to take away some of the headache of working with the Google Maps API.
- Follow along with this tutorial to create an asteroids-like game called 'Padsteroids' onRead More »from Meeting minutes, Ro.me, Padsteroids, HTML5 in the wild, WorldTimeBuddy, PC emulator, and more
- Havi Hoffman | YDN Blog – Tue, May 17, 2011 8:14 PM EDT
Thank you Bucharest! Thank you Romania! Mul?umesc!
Over 350 developers, designers, and technology influencers from all corners of Romania and across Europe came out to Bucharest this past weekend for Yahoo!'s Open Hack event. Saturday morning tech talks included presentations on YUI, YQL, node.js, JSON, BOSS, the Yahoo! Messenger API, and the art of hacking.
- Kelvin Ling | YDN Blog – Wed, May 11, 2011 12:27 AM EDT
Plenty of fresh links to click on even though it isn't quite Thursday yet (we're traveling today):
- Mac vs. PC people infographics.
- Parallax scrolling in web design: Hot new trend with examples.
- Tips and techniques to building mobile web apps the right way.
- How web page loading time affects the user experience of visitors to your site.
- Jurassic Park as an IKEA manual.
- Integrating UX design and user research into agile software development.
- Twitter facts & stats infographic.
- Gotta Share: When a flash mob meets a social media conference with a musical thrown in.
- Planning an iPhone App: Where to Start.
- WhatFont Tool is the easiest way to inspect fonts on web pages.
- LayerStyles, is a Photoshop-inspired tool for generating CSS.Read More »from Gotta Share, Mac vs. PC, IKEA manual, awesome HTML5, & APIs
After much preparation and countlessRead More »from My First Time (At JSConf)
- Kelvin Ling | YDN Blog – Thu, May 5, 2011 4:38 PM EDT
Celebrate CSS AND Cinco de Mayo with Tech Thursday:
- The Simpsons in CSS.
- Awesome instagram-like retro and vintage style for your images with Vintage JS.
- Create pulsing background colors in CSS3 using keyframe animations.
- CSS Stress Testing and Performance Profiling.
- Create triangles in CSS.
And in other news:
- How one engineer turned down an offer from Microsoft to go full-time on GitHub.
- A Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures.
- Creating a web development environment using Google Chrome extensions.
- Twenty essential Firefox 4 addons/extensions for web developers.
- Want to build your own social network? Here are 10 Open-Source Platforms that might help.
- Lovely UI, a collection of mobile interface design ideas.Read More »from Instagram in your browser, CSS Stress Test, FireFox and Chrome extensions, and a dictionary
Next stop Bucharest on May 14th-15th
Open Hack Europe is right around the corner and we're just brimming with excitement about it. If you've not registered yet, NOW would be a good time to do so - REGISTER RIGHT HERE. We're expecting developers and designers from over 10 countries to demonstrate their coding creativity in this wild-west-in-the-east style geek showdown.
Kids on Computers
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Kids on Computers at Yahoo! EU Open Hack in Bucharest. Kids on Computers is a non-profit that sources computer equipment and builds labs for underprivileged kids around the world. This is an incredibly worthy cause and we are honored to support it!
So, if you are coming to Bucharest, please bring along your old computer equipment to help build out a lab for some deserving Romanian children. Also, if you'd like to volunteer to help build this lab, please let us know at the event. We need volunteers to make it all happen. Together we can make a bigRead More »from The Open Hack train just keeps on moving!